Melbas are my FAVORITE Christmas treat.
My mom always made them when I was growing up. I have not had them for at least 10 years. I had it in my head that they were too hard to make. That is not the case at all! I am so excited to share this recipe with you.
I gave some to my neighbors and they called to tell me that they loved them! They were a hit!
- 4½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 can sweet and condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ pound of cold butter
- optional: favors of extract, dipping chocolate, or nuts
- In a mixer, beat together all the ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat again. Taste it! It is delicious. You can leave it or favor it. Separate the mixture into 1½ cups per flavor that you what.
- Add a drop or two of the extract to the batter.
- Taste it and decide if you want to add any more. I also like to add a drop or two of food coloring so I can keep track of the flavors. (My favorite flavor of extract is orange!)
- Next use a small cookie dough scoop and scoop little balls onto wax paper on a pan. Freeze until solid.
- At this point, you can roll your balls into dipping chocolates and nuts, or just leave them how they are. I like to do both!
- Keep them frozen. I keep them in a freezer bag. When I need them I put them in a mini cupcake liner and a tin.
Melbas make great gifts, but I would suggest you keep some for yourself!